Slack Kernel Compile Howto - Is this correct and Error Free?
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Mon Dec 3 16:51:34 EST 2001
Non slack folk can skip to next mesage.
For a 2.4.16 Kernel, unzipped into , say usr/src/2.4/linux, as it is
supposed to be bad practice to user usr/src, is the following documentation
correct? - or if not, what mods?
Followed verbatim, I got a kernel panic, VFS Unable to mount root from
Anyone want to help out - . I piped output into files for each step, and
also noticed excess work was being performed.
from a 2.2.19 kernel. Yep, I am a newbie, discovering howto's and doco, lag
make mrproper (I dont do this most of the time since it will remove your
make menuconfig (ncurses based kernel configuration menu system - (make
xconfig non-functional - my obs).
make dep (fixor up them dependencies)
make clean (get rid of old o files and stuff)
make (build it)
make install (read the note below for this one)
make modules (build the modules)
make modules_install (install the modules)
Note: "make install" is one that most don't use but if you run Slackware it
will work fine. What it does is: copies, moves, and renames all the files
to where they need to be. It also updates lilo for you.
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